What is a Grid Tied Wind System?
A grid tied wind system captures energy from the wind and allows you to feed that power into the grid and draw it back out as needed. The system consists of three main parts: a wind turbine, an inverter and a power meter. Together, these three elements work to ensure a continuous flow of electricity into your home.
- The wind turbine captures energy from the wind by using a propeller to turn an electric generator.
- The power inverter takes the current from the wind generator and converts it to the proper house hold voltage and frequency. Then the conditioner decides whether to feed the power into your house or into the grid based on how much power you are using.
- The power meter allows electricity to flow into the grid when you generate more than you use and back in to your house when you use more than you generate. The meter also enables your electrical utility company to rebate you for the electricity that you feed back into the grid, thus lowering your power bill.